Filmapalooza 2017

Moviemakers head to Seattle

Image copyright 48 Hour Film Project

It’s again time for one of the most memorable film experiences of the year: Filmapalooza. The international competition of the 48 Hour Film Project (the world’s largest timed filmmaking competition), Filmapalooza is scheduled for March 1-4 in Seattle.

Sixteen screenings will be held over four days at SIFF Cinema Uptown. The screenings will feature the 137 city-winning films from around the globe in addition to two 48-day feature films and a special Seattle and “grand champion” retrospective. And, as in years past, the final morning will include instructional seminars.

The Maxwell is the official hotel while the SIFF Film Center will host the party on Friday night.

I’ve been fortunate enough to cover Filmapalooza over the last three years (2014 in New Orleans, 2015 in Los Angeles and 2016 in Atlanta), and am looking forward to a fun (if potentially snowy) event in Seattle this year. I’m also eagerly anticipating the screening of the film from my city (Orlando), Imaginary Day. The movie, from group Take the Cannoli, is written and directed by Michael Aiello, produced by Chad Raucci and stars Kristin Shirilla.

For more information, visit the official website, and see the links to my past articles:

Filmapalooza 2016

Orlando goes to Cannes 2016

Orlando 2016

Filmapalooza 2015

Filmapalooza 2014

Orlando 2013